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Muswell Hill & Fortis Green Association Update – news from your local residents’ association

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Odd One Out!

Back by popular demand, our Odd One Out competition will kick off on 21st July, and will run until 31st August. Strange objects will be appearing in shop windows all around Muswell Hill – the challenge is to find out what they are and note them down! Suitable for children under 12, this detective-style challenge will keep the kids entertained when you pop out to shops in Muswell Hill. All you need to do is pick up an entry form from Muswell Hill Library, or download it from our website: ​www.mhfga.org​. The 40 best entrants will even receive a free cinema ticket for the Everyman – so get your magnifying glasses at the ready!

Highgate Cemetery Tour

Last month, 21 lucky MHFGA members went on a special guided tour of Highgate Cemetery. Our guide, Eve Wilder, took us around the West Cemetery, stopping at some of the most impressive architectural features – the Chapel, Colonnade, Egyptian Avenue, Circle of Lebanon, Terrace Catacombs and the mausoleum of Julius Beer to name but a few. We were then directed to some of the most interesting memorials on the East side, including that of Karl Marx. The trip was a real eye-opener and educational. Should you wish to join us on a future outing, please email us on events@mhfga.org​ to join as a member.

Taking action against fly-tipping

Residents of Queens Avenue will be well aware of the road’s ongoing issues with fly-tipping and poor waste management – but MHFGA is fighting back. As a result of our engagement with Haringey Council, senior officers are taking action and the enforcement team is ready to issue significant fines to any offenders. We will soon be organising a follow-up walk down Queens Avenue with Haringey’s Commissioning Manager for Enforcement & Waste. Please get in touch if you would like to attend.

Possible Changes in Muswell Hill

There has been a spate of important planning applications recently. The United Reformed Church, the John Baird pub and the landlords of Poundland are all looking to make major changes to their buildings, while the proposed redevelopment of 1-9 Fortis Green Road is still under consideration despite attracting well over 300 objections. The Poundland proposal is particularly inappropriate, so we have submitted a strong objection. Interested residents are advised to look at the plans on Haringey Council’s website. MHFGA is also pleased to have played a crucial role in Haringey Council’s rejection of a scheme to demolish an Edwardian house on Woodland Gardens and rebuild it in a modern style. However, the national Planning Inspectorate will have the final say, as with all planning cases that go to appeal.

MHFGA is your local residents’ association (since 1948!) We produce six bi-monthly newsletters per year, which are distributed to over 750 members. Membership is just £10 a year and gives you the chance to attend our special events. Each Summer we hold the popular ‘Odd One Out’ competition, and last Christmas we raised over £460 with our Charity Tombola. To join MHFGA and be kept up to date on local issues and our planned activities, visit
​ www.mhfga.org/membership or email our Membership Secretary on membership@mhfga.org

John Hajdu
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We concern ourselves with all aspects of the local environment and quality of life in the Muswell Hill, Fortis Green and Alexandra wards of North London, and welcome new members living in these wards.